2007 NEXTEL All-Star Challenge
The Nextel Open and the NASCAR Nextel All Star Challenge 2007 found 19 May 2007 at Lowe 's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte, instead. The All-Star Challenge is a race in which no points for the current season will be awarded the winner, however, will receive a cash prize of about one million U.S. dollars.
- 2.1 Qualified by victories in 2006 and 2007
- 2.2 Qualified as Winston / Nextel Cup Champion
- 2.3 Qualified by victories in previous All-Star Challenges
Format of the All Star Challenge 2007
The Nextel Open is the qualifying race for the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge. All drivers and car numbers that were within the top 50 in points and not able to qualify directly for the All Star Challenge, had the privilege to start in the Nextel Open race. The race was divided into two segments each about 20 rounds. After the first segment of the race was stopped and the driver drove closed box in the pit lane. Each team had to perform a pit stop. Thus, the pit crews play a significant role when it went into the All-Star Challenge lost progress. The first- and second-placed drivers were able to compete in the All-Star Challenge. In addition, the fans were able to select a driver in the " All Star" race.
All Star Challenge
All drivers and car numbers that were victorious in the years 2006 or 2007, qualified directly for the All Star Challenge. There were all active former champions in the Winston Cup / Nextel Cup and all drivers who have won the All Star Challenge in the last decade. In addition, two riders were allowed to qualify on the Nextel Open. The last place in the starting field was covered with the winner of Fanvotes.
The qualification for the All-Star Challenge was different from than any other training events in the Nextel Cup season 2007. Each driver has three rather than two laps to go and had to additionally make a pit stop in which had to be changed every tire. This could be done either after the first or the second round. At the entrance to the box the driver had observed the speed limit, at the exit he could fully accelerate. To ensure a fair process, drove all the drivers in the same box.
The race of the All-Star Challenge 2007 was divided into four segments, each with 20 rounds. After the first segment, there was a five-minute break. All drivers were able to make a pit stop. After the second segment was half-time. The race was stopped for ten minutes. All drivers had to drive into the pits and change tires and refuel could. During the half -time break any positions could be exchanged. After the third segment of the race, there was again a break and each driver had to go back into the pit lane to stop. However, not necessarily had to be changed the tires. In contrast to the half time stop could be exchanged here also positions.
Participants of the All Star Challenge 2007
Qualified by victories in 2006 and 2007
The following list shows all drivers who have qualified via victory for the All-Star Challenge 2007 and the race, which led to the qualification
- Brian Vickers, of the Toyota with start number 83 ran in the season, won the # 25 team Hendrick Motorsports. Because of the start number 25, this year, driven by Casey Mears, also for the All Star Challenge was qualified in 2007.
Qualified as Winston / Nextel Cup Champion
The following list shows all the riders who qualified because they were within the last decade champion Winston / Nextel Cup.
- Driver with a star are already qualified by winning in 2006 and 2007 for the All Star Challenge.
Qualified by winning in previous All-Star Challenges
The following list shows all the riders who qualified because they have the All-Star Challenge already won.
- Driver with a star are already qualified for the All-Star Challenge with victories in 2006 and 2007.
- Terry Labonte, who was eligible as the winner of 1999, when the All-Star Challenge was not in the Nextel Cup active and has therefore not participated in the race.
- Martin Truex Jr. (# 1), Dale Earnhardt, Inc. - First in the Nextel Open
- Johnny Sauter (# 70), Haas CNC Racing - second in the Nextel Open
- Kenny Wallace (# 78), Furniture Row Racing - winner of the Fan Votes
Nextel Open 2007 - Concord, North Carolina
The Nextel Open was on 19 May 2007 at the Lowe 's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, instead. It went through two segments, each with 20 rounds. 33 cars were allowed to start. Already in the first round, there was a big accident when Juan Pablo Montoya took some of his colleagues from the race with a daring maneuver. In the accident involved were David Gilliland, Joe Nemechek, Paul Menard, Jon Wood and AJ Allmendinger. On lap 10, there was again an accident, Mike Bliss and Boris Said took the chance to qualify.
In the second segment Elliott Sadler touched the wall, which he caused a caution period. Shortly thereafter, David Ragan lost control and took Reed Sorenson with out of the race. Carl Edwards, who led a long time, was overtaken just before the end of Martin Truex Jr. and Johnny Sauter, who qualified for the All-Star Challenge. Kenny Wallace won the Fan Vote.
Nextel All Star Challenge 2007 - Concord, North Carolina
The NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge 2007 took place on 19 May 2007 at the Lowe 's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina instead. 21 drivers were entitled to the race, which went over a distance of 80 laps, broken part into four segments to participate.
In the first segment of the race was very quiet. Matt Kenseth, who started from pole, held his lead until the first scheduled caution period on lap 20, were allowed in the pit stops. Kyle Busch and Mark Martin stayed on the track and took the front positions.
Kyle Busch dominated the second segment of the race and led the race half. Shortly after the start of the third segment lost Bobby Labonte control of his car and caused a caution period. Kyle Busch, however, was dropped after a bad restart at number four. Matt Kenseth dominated after a fresh restart of the race, the third segment. However, it was during the subsequent stop too quickly at the pit lane exit and was due to the offset to the end of the field.
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